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A Look at Innovation Daily (March 8 - 14, 2010)
Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation -- courtesy of Innovation America and its founder, Rich Bendis. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week:    Tech Entrepreneurship: Does the City You Live in Even Matter?  (from... [More]
Mark Marich
on March 15, 2010
Category:  General 
Global Entrepreneurship: A Common Language
Last week’s Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) in Dubai was a historic gathering not only because -- under the patronage of Sheik Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan of the UAE -- it brought together entrepreneurship leaders from nearly 100 nations, but because it heralded a new era... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on March 15, 2010
Category:  Global 
What America Needs
Texas’ Wilson County News published an interesting essay by Craig Columbus about education and solving the job crisis, “What America Needs: A Bumper Crop of Young Entrepreneurs.” The insufficient private sector job growth, the author argues, signals the need to produce more entrepreneurs. Ironically, America’s... [More]
Mark Marich
on March 11, 2010
States and Cities Efforts to Help Small Businesses
Elizabeth Olson’s New York Times article “What States and Cities are Doing to Help Small Businesses” highlights several initiatives at the state and municipality levels to save small businesses and jobs. The local approaches are as varied as subsidizing wages for new hires, running a... [More]
Mark Marich
on March 10, 2010
Category:  General 
Nationwide 'Startup Tour' to Find the Best Startups in America
Robert X. Cringely, author of the technology blog “I, Cringely” (www.cringely.com), has launched a plan to restart the economy called “Cringely's (NOT in Silicon Valley) Startup Tour.” People are invited to nominate startup companies in six different categories, discuss them, and vote for favorites on... [More]
Mark Marich
on March 10, 2010
Category:  General 
Job Generating High-Growth Firms
According to a new Kauffman Foundation study, High-Growth Firms and the Future of the American Economy, high-growth firms account for a disproportionate share of job creation despite their relatively small numbers. More specifically, the study showed, that so-called “gazelle” firms (ages three to five) comprise... [More]
Mark Marich
on March 10, 2010
Category:  General  Immigration  Technology Transfer 
States’ Antiquated IT Infrastructure
Vivek Wadhwa, senior research associate at the Labor & Worklife Program at Harvard Law School and executive in residence at Duke University, has a new article on BusinessWeek. In “States, Innovate in IT or Else,” Wadhwa looks at the way antiquated and expensive IT systems... [More]
Mark Marich
on March 10, 2010
Category:  Physical Infrastructure 
Entrepreneurship in the Arab World: A Report from Dubai
It is an important week for entrepreneurship in the Middle East. Here in Dubai, two important global summits will be convened by His Excellency, Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, United Arab Emirates Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Carl Schramm, President of the... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on March 08, 2010
Rockstar Entrepreneurs in DC to Push for a StartUp Visa
More than a dozen rockstar entrepreneurs and startup financiers have decided it was time to visit Washington, DC. They have taken three days of their busy schedules this week to push for the passage StartUp Visa Act of 2010, a bill that would make it... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on March 08, 2010
Category:  Immigration 
A Look at Innovation Daily (March 1-7, 2010)
Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation -- courtesy of Innovation America and its founder, Rich Bendis. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week:    And Google Begat... (from BusinessWeek) Why CEOs Don't Get Innovation... [More]
Mark Marich
on March 08, 2010
Category:  General 

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